Thursday, April 28, 2011

Out of the Blue...

There we were, high on the moors between Wolsingham and Hamsterley, when we heard the distant clamour of geese ........... then these two greylags hove into view ......


..... passed a few feet overhead with a lot of excited 'honking' and then disappeared over the horizon.

9 comments:

  1. They have got to be the noisiest birds in the UK. I rather like them.

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  2. Hi is this what these are ? photo #9
    http://teddytourteas.blogspot.com/2011/04/brenda-teddy-and-more-cup-stones.html
    cheers Danny

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  3. Noisy creatures aren't they? Lovely to watch though.

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  4. yes,the noisiest and the most aggressive birds! I was bitten by one of their ilk in Assam a few days ago:(

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  5. Me too Adrian, they sometimes seem to be holding conversations...

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  6. I think they're greylags Danny

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  7. I really enjoy watching flocks of geese in autumn Toffeeapple - they make a wonderful wild sound..

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  8. Hi lotusleaf, I think they've been used as the avian equivalents of watchdogs - see http://www.ancientsites.com/aw/Thread/1211592

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  9. I love these noisy geese. Very sociable.

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